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Apr 26 2001 12:00 am
USA -- Old habits die hard: New Amnesty International report on death penalty in Oklahoma

'While Texas has drawn worldwide attention for the sheer number of executions, its smaller neighbour has passed death sentences, and is currently carrying them out, at a greater rate,' the...

Apr 26 2001 12:00 am
MALAYSIA: Human rights activist at risk of torture

Badaruddin Ismail, a member of leading human rights organisation Suaram, had been assisting the families of the victims of {arbitrary arrest} and documenting an inquiry into police brutality. No...

Apr 26 2001 12:00 am
MALAYSIA: Human rights activist at risk of torture

Badaruddin Ismail, a member of leading human rights organisation Suaram, had been assisting the families of the victims of arbitrary arrest and documenting an inquiry into police brutality. No reasons...

Apr 26 2001 12:00 am
JORDAN: Amnesty International calls for a new chance for justice

The nine men, charged with carrying out a series of politically-motivated bombings in March and April 1998. They were tried two years ago before military judges in the State Security Court, whose...

Apr 26 2001 12:00 am
CHINA: Farmers arrested and reportedly tortured over Three Gorges Dam Project

The four were reportedly among eight farmers' representatives from Gaoyang, who planned to go to Beijing in early March to present a petition to the government, complaining that local officials had...

Apr 25 2001 12:00 am
MOROCCO: Amnesty International consolidates presence

Since the last Amnesty International mission to the country in June 1998, a number of positive steps have been taken by the authorities, including the release of 28 political prisoners, among them...

Apr 25 2001 12:00 am
MOROCCO: Amnesty International consolidates presence

Since the last Amnesty International mission to the country in June 1998, a number of positive steps have been taken by the authorities, including the release of 28 {political prisoners,} among them...

Apr 25 2001 12:00 am
Mauritius: Amnesty International calls for independent investigation of torture complaints

'The repeated accusations brought against the Mauritian authorities by individuals who claim that their right to be free from torture and ill-treatment and their right to be given a fair trial have...

Apr 25 2001 12:00 am
INDONESIA: Struggle against impunity -- one step forward, two steps back

The Presidential Decree issued on 23 April 2001 followed a recommendation from Indonesia's parliament to establish ad hoc Human Rights Courts on East Timor and on the 1984 Tanjung Priok case in which...

Apr 24 2001 12:00 am
YUGOSLAVIA: Amnesty International demands fair trials

Amnesty International emphasizes that the right to a fair trial is a basic human right as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nation (UN) in 1948 and reaffirmed...